SCOTT HEL­MAN

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July 8 His catchy hit sin­gle “Bun­ga­low” has been a main­stay of CBC Ra­dio 2’s Top 20 weekly count­down, and he’s been tour­ing with Walk Off the Earth. Now hear the new-and-hot-on-the-scene pop per­former play his first Cal­gary show on the Coca-Cola Stage dur­ing Stam­pede (page 20). What do you like best about per­form­ing live? “When I play a head­line show it feels like there’s a so­cial fab­ric, ev­ery­one’s in it to­gether, and I try to make a strong con­nec­tion with my fans. Be­ing on stage is the mo­ment I’m able to most ex­press my­self; it’s a re-in­tro­duc­tion to who I am as an artist. When I record mu­sic I record for my­self, but when you re­lease that mu­sic it be­comes the lis­ten­ers’. Then, when I per­form, I want to en­gage with lis­ten­ers and read peo­ple and get to that mo­ment where we’re all con­nected and on the same page.” How would you de­scribe one of your shows? “Ex­cit­ing, dy­namic, and lots go­ing on. I just want to show the au­di­ence a fun time. I’d say lis­ten to ‘Bun­ga­low’ be­fore the show be­cause that’s the sin­gle so it’s the one most peo­ple sing along to. ‘Ma­chine’ is also a good rep­re­sen­ta­tion of me as a song­writer and it’s my favourite song on the EP.”

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